Here I am… sitting in my second home–Barnes & Noble. I love this place. There is a feeling I get when I walk in the door, I close my eyes- take a deep breath as I smell nothing but books & I get excited, very excited.
The business section has been calling my name lately–Linchpin by Seth Godin pulled me in. I opened it & started skimming…
I start to read this wonderful story about a man named Don Valencia. It was the story of his life, his dreams, his passions & how no matter what he did… He always pushed through in working and doing something he loved. Now I know the challenge & making our dreams come true is half the battle. More people find beauty in the attempt, rather then the final destination.
He worked with Starbucks for two decades perfecting a drink that initially they wouldn’t roll out with because they thought it might change the face of starbucks, it won’t have the same value, or great taste… Even though everyone that tried it, was amazed by how good it was.
Long story short, he lost an on-going battle with cancer.. Resigning from his position before it got the best of him, spending his last days with his family.. Shortly after, Starbucks came out with his drink… The Frappuccino. The drink I’m sipping on right now.
How amazing is it… That something within reach, in your hands even, might be someone’s dreams & ambitions…and you don’t even realize it? How many of you appreciate every moment or thing in your life? Were all guilty of taking things for granted… But let’s try not to! Everything in life comes from something, whether & idea or lifelong battle to make your vision the best. Something so simple as a drink that might make reading a book more enjoyable, or give you the added caffeine boost you need, or be a symbol of hard work and dedication..
Whatever it may be, pay attention. There is beauty & miracles.. All around you. All you need to do is believe. You may receive credit from man on your dream, the impact you want to make, the love you wish to share.. Or you might not. But as long as your heart & soul cry out with joy? That’s all you need. Accept who you are in knowing God is the only one who will give you everlasting credit, on Earth it eventually diminishes… No matter how big of an impact. Live for your dreams & desires in God. & stop at nothing.